Manchester City vs Liverpool Preview

Manchester City vs Liverpool

Competition – International Champions Cup 2018

Stadium – MetLife Stadium

Date: 26th July 2018

Kick-off time – 01:05 GMT

After starting their opening International Champions Cup games with losses to Borussia Dortmund, these English sides will be looking to get their preseason going with a win here.

Pep Guardiola has signed just Riyad Mahrez this summer and the Cityzens will still be without most of their World Cup participants in this game.

Guardiola was unhappy with their treatment at the hands of Dortmund who were putting in strong challenges against his players and he will be hoping that Jurgen Klopp doesn’t ask his own players to do the same.

Manchester City beat Liverpool 5-0 when they first met at Etihad last season, however, the Reds have since won the last three meetings against City including their home and away Champions League quarterfinal clash last season.

Liverpool suffered their first lost of the pre-season on Sunday when they were beaten 3-1 by a young Borussia Dortmund side.

Loris Karius was at the centre of it again after a poor performance that ended in him spilling the ball to the path of a Dortmund player who scored the final goal.

Liverpool could welcome back Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah for this game, however, their match against Manchester United is a more realistic time for the Africans to return.

Joel Matip will also miss this game after injuring himself within 20 minutes of their match against Dortmund.

Naby Keita continues to look good, while Daniel Sturridge appears fitter than usual also so the Reds do have the players to cause City problems here.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Manchester City

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Southampton 0-1 Manchester City 13 May, 2018 English Premier League
W Manchester City 3-1 Brighton & Hove Albion 9 May, 2018 English Premier League
D Manchester City 0-0 Huddersfield Town 6 May, 2018 English Premier League
W West Ham United 1-4 Manchester City 29 Apr, 2018 English Premier League
W Manchester City 5-0 Swansea City 22 Apr, 2018 English Premier League

Liverpool

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Blackburn Rovers 0-2 Liverpool 19 Jul, 2018 Friendly
D Bury 0-0 Liverpool 14 Jul, 2018 Friendly
W Tranmere Rovers 2-3 Liverpool 10 Jul, 2018 Friendly
W Chester FC 0-7 Liverpool 7 Jul, 2018 Friendly
L Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool 26 May, 2018 UEFA Champions League

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Manchester City 1-2 Liverpool 10 Apr, 2018 UEFA Champions League
Liverpool 3-0 Manchester City 4 Apr, 2018 UEFA Champions League
Liverpool 4-3 Manchester City 14 Jan, 2018 English Premier League
Manchester City 5-0 Liverpool 9 Sep, 2017 English Premier League
Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool 19 Mar, 2017 English Premier League

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